Cameron Borthwick-Jackson admits he would relish the opportunity to impress Jose Mourinho in Manchester United’s pre-season tour squad this summer.
He had a spectacular breakthrough season for Old Trafford earning him the Under-21 Player of the Year prize at the club’s end-of-season awards and even signed a new deal to keep him at the club until 2020 with an option for another year.
The young defender impressed throughout his 14 appearances in 2015/16 and hopes he can impress the new new boss if he is selected to join the team flying out to China next month for Tour 2016.
“It would mean a lot because I want to continue after breaking through last season and push myself into the manager’s thoughts as a regular,” he said.
“It would be a great experience to adapt with the team and be away with them. Playing in the first team was a fantastic experience last season.
“This club has always been about hard work and dedication and that has stood me in good stead. It’s not easy, but you have to keep pushing and I’ve driven on, worked on my game and hopefully I can keep performing well.”
Borthwick-Jackson visited China with the club’s Under-15s for the Premier Cup in 2012 and will be hoping to prove himself to Mourinho next season.
His rise to fame was a remarkable journey for fans to follow and they will be keen to see the youngsters develop and progress in their careers at Old Trafford.
Mourinho will be aware of the talent he possess and will have to look after the raw talent by following club traditions and promoting youth if he is to keep the fans on his side.